Judy Heany is the owner of Balance Cape May studio in New Jersey, a Master Trainer in Core Strength Vinyasa Yoga® and The Yoga Shred®, as well as a highly trained Pilates Instructor, & Licensed Massage Therapist. Her vision is to hold space for students near and far to experience true and deep transformation and empowerment from the inside out.
Moving fluidly, without pain is a birthright that the stress of daily life can hinder. A solid, committed practice of Pilates & Yoga is a gift to bring back confidence, grace, peace and strength to bodies and minds. Master Pilates & Yoga Instructor, Judy Heany, guides students through classes and trainings to harness their inner strength, in a safe, effective and fun way.
Judy has sought, over the last two decades, the highest levels of training from the most reputable teachers possible. A Philadelphia native, Judy originally studied with “Best of Philly” alums David Newman from Yoga on Main and Janine Galati at Alternative Health and Fitness in 2000-2001 before heading to the Caribbean for four years. During her time in the islands, Judy was the resident instructor for Pilates and Yoga at both The Self Centre at Caneel Bay in St. John and the Ritz Carlton in St. Thomas.
Since her return to the US in 2005, Judy completed Comprehensive Pilates training with Carol Beringer at Pilates & More in Wayne, PA and deepened her Pilates knowledge about adaptations and modifications for scoliosis and osteoporosis from Master Instructors, Michele Larsson and Karena Teck Lineback, and Rebekah Rotstein. She is also one of the only Pilates Method Alliance Certified Instructors in South Jersey. In 2014, Judy became faculty of the Balanced Body Pilates Instructor Training Program.
In 2018, Judy became one of the few certified Scolio-Pilates Practitioners upon her completion of mentorship with Karena Teck creator of Scolio-Pilates. Having scoliosis herself, Judy is no stranger to the challenges a twisted and crooked spine can present and is excited to share what she has learned with the students at Balance and beyond.
Judy advanced her Yoga training as well since her return to the states. After meeting Sadie Nardini, Judy trained with and hosted her mentor many times and is currently one of the few Master Core Strength Vinyasa Yoga Instructors & Yoga Shred Teacher Trainers on the East Coast.
In 2016, Judy graduated from the Barberio School of Massage in Linwood, NJ and began offering Relaxing, Therapeutic and Thai Yoga Massage. She has completed over 100 hours of training in Thai massage with teachers Michael Buck and Rose Griscom prior to this comprehensive training.